Whew. This is a hard one to write. I’m a Black mom, and it feels like last week was the culmination of what my ancestors and colleagues have been pursuing for over 200 years: the right to be heard. The right to be seen as equal. The right to social justice. White privilege in motherhood looks like being three times more likely to survive childbirth, not worrying your … [Read more...] about This month, I can feel the shift.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the whole world at home. As a result, platforms such as YouTube, TikTok, or Instagram have been used extensively, while users have been showcasing their families or new looks. As a mom, you have probably created a new routine and forgot for the moment of dreamy mother-daughter trips and focused on domestic activities while trying to maintain a … [Read more...] about Mothers, Beware: New Social Media Scam Targets Instant Gratification
A Valentine's Day dessert calls for something heart-shaped, pink, red, chocolate or a combination of all of these. Whether you plan to serve dessert as the final touch to a Valentine's Day dinner or to bring dessert to the office as a holiday treat, you'll want to serve something that reflects the holiday, shows off your baking creativity and satisfies every sweet tooth. Be … [Read more...] about Recipes for Valentine’s Day Desserts
Autism and Back to School My child with autism is a senior in high school!! In the past, this meant fun senior activities, graduation photographs, a prom, and the usual graduation ceremony. All of those things for the seniors of 2020 didn’t happen due to the coronavirus. What’s happening for my child? The first half of his senior year is at-home, online instruction … [Read more...] about Autism and Back to School
For a child with autism, my son really doesn’t have a problem speaking in public. Why not? Good question. When he was younger and had to do an oral presentation at school, he did them. We didn’t go to the teacher and say, “Well, he has autism so…” Instead, we had him practice. We helped prepare him. I remember having him sit at a chair in the kitchen (as if he … [Read more...] about Autism and Public Speaking